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Welcome To Beth El Temple!

Learning

We enjoy and encourage all levels of learning, from our youngest members to our lifelong learners. Discover ways to grow in your faith with us.

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Mitzvot

We are cooking, planting, knitting and donating our way to a better world. See how you can join us in making an impact today.

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Services

Discover our wide range of worship options, from traditional sanctuary services to Shabbat yoga and outdoor celebrations.

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Community

Our inclusive family welcomes you to join us as we come together for celebrations and comfort.

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What’s Happening at Beth El Temple

FridayFri, 17 DecDecember, 2021

 
 
Shababa

Friday, Dec 17th 5:45p to 6:45pShababa is a fun, engaging “service” for our youngest generation. All children ~8 and under (and their siblings, parents, and grandparents) are welcome to experience the joy of Shabbat with dancing, singing, stories, prayers and a free chicken nugget dinner. RSVP today to Rabbi Rachel Zerin in this free program – part of our early childhood education. Sponsorship opportunities are available – for just $50 you can celebrate a child’s birthday by sponsoring a Shababa. To sponsor a dinner, please contact Rabbi Rachel Zerin (rzerin@bethelwh.org or 860-233-9696).

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SundaySun, 19 DecDecember, 2021

 
 
KNITzvah

Sunday, Dec 19th 10:00a to 11:00aOne Sunday morning each month, a group of dedicated Beth El women gather to knit and crochet afghans, hats, scarves, mittens and gloves for hospitals, shelters, orphanages, and special-needs facilities locally and in Israel. Hundreds of people of all ages have been warmed by the beautiful and colorful work of this very committed group. Along with the sound of their needles, you’ll hear a lot of laughter. Creating the items is a joy, but the comradery and friendships that have developed is just as meaningful. The group has been recognized for their work, receiving the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Centennial Schechter Commendation Award for outstanding outreach to the general and Jewish community. Whether you have experience or are interested in learning, you will be welcomed. For more information, contact BJ Diamond and Fran Weinberger at knitzvahgrp@gmail.com.

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TuesdayTue, 4 JanJanuary, 2022

 
 
Creating a Life in Israel: One Ethiopian Family's Story in the Jewish Homeland

Tuesday, Jan 4th 8:00p to 9:15pThe story of one family who followed their heart, left their home in Ethiopia and simply started walking. Their story of peril, danger, and rescue will refresh your spirit and give you a new understanding for what it means Jewish and Israeli. Register today for this riveting conversation!

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FridayFri, 7 JanJanuary, 2022

 
 
Shababa

Friday, Jan 7th 5:45p to 6:45pShababa is a fun, engaging “service” for our youngest generation. All children ~8 and under (and their siblings, parents, and grandparents) are welcome to experience the joy of Shabbat with dancing, singing, stories, prayers and a free chicken nugget dinner. RSVP today to Rabbi Rachel Zerin in this free program – part of our early childhood education. Sponsorship opportunities are available – for just $50 you can celebrate a child’s birthday by sponsoring a Shababa. To sponsor a dinner, please contact Rabbi Rachel Zerin (rzerin@bethelwh.org or 860-233-9696).

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SaturdaySat, 8 JanJanuary, 2022

New BEginnings: Special Young Family Programming on Shabbat Morning

Shabbat, Jan 8th 10:00a to 1:00pSpecial Mazel Tots for birth - 6 year olds Special Shabbat Club for 7-11 year olds USY program for 6th-12th graders Shabbat lunch for the congregation with foods that will warm the soul! Families are invited to bring games and to stick around into the afternoon.

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MondayMon, 10 JanJanuary, 2022

 
 
Musical Chat with Cantor Joseph Ness

Monday, Jan 10th 1:00p to 2:00pCantor Ness is back with this very popular class! Cantor leads a discussion on various aspects of Jewish music, both culturally and liturgically; a link to the music will be provided before class. For access details, please contact Lydia Lutt (marketing@bethelwh.org).

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ThursdayThu, 13 JanJanuary, 2022

 
 
Axe Throwing with Men's Club

Thursday, Jan 13th 8:00p to 9:45p With 7 pits, 8000 square feet, and a brand new Street Curling pit, Montana Nights is Connecticut’s premier axe-throwing facility, and far more. Designed to recapture the log cabin camaraderie and competition of the legendary frontier lodges, we offer a thoroughly unique way to reconnect with friends as you hurl axes, belly up to our antique truck bar, or gather by the fireside for games. Here, you’re always on target for an unforgettable time. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Cost: $25. Click in to register!

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SundaySun, 16 JanJanuary, 2022

 
 
KNITzvah

Sunday, Jan 16th 10:00a to 11:00aOne Sunday morning each month, a group of dedicated Beth El women gather to knit and crochet afghans, hats, scarves, mittens and gloves for hospitals, shelters, orphanages, and special-needs facilities locally and in Israel. Hundreds of people of all ages have been warmed by the beautiful and colorful work of this very committed group. Along with the sound of their needles, you’ll hear a lot of laughter. Creating the items is a joy, but the comradery and friendships that have developed is just as meaningful. The group has been recognized for their work, receiving the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Centennial Schechter Commendation Award for outstanding outreach to the general and Jewish community. Whether you have experience or are interested in learning, you will be welcomed. For more information, contact BJ Diamond and Fran Weinberger at knitzvahgrp@gmail.com.

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ThursdayThu, 3 FebFebruary, 2022

 
 
Chai Society Presents: Cultivating Resilience

Thursday, Feb 3rd 1:00p to 2:00pHow can moments of crisis – whether a communal challenge such as a pandemic or a personal challenge such as illness or loss – foster clarity of purpose and priority? How can we cultivate resilience? How can Jewish texts and traditions support us in these tasks? Join Rabbi Rachel Zerin for an exploration of these timely and timeless conversations. Click in to register for this program on Zoom!

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SundaySun, 20 FebFebruary, 2022

 
 
KNITzvah

Sunday, Feb 20th 10:00a to 11:00aOne Sunday morning each month, a group of dedicated Beth El women gather to knit and crochet afghans, hats, scarves, mittens and gloves for hospitals, shelters, orphanages, and special-needs facilities locally and in Israel. Hundreds of people of all ages have been warmed by the beautiful and colorful work of this very committed group. Along with the sound of their needles, you’ll hear a lot of laughter. Creating the items is a joy, but the comradery and friendships that have developed is just as meaningful. The group has been recognized for their work, receiving the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Centennial Schechter Commendation Award for outstanding outreach to the general and Jewish community. Whether you have experience or are interested in learning, you will be welcomed. For more information, contact BJ Diamond and Fran Weinberger at knitzvahgrp@gmail.com.

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